Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Niall Gaffney

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Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I think the role of Students’ Union President is an absolutely essential one and I think the person who fills that role has to be confident, experienced and passionate about the role – and I think I fit that category. What key skills/personality traits should […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh

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Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? Over the past four years in college I’ve been heavily involved in class rep duties, student union duties, being involved in societies and I believe that this role is perfect, that I can completely fulfil it. I think it’s something I can hugely contribute in […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Eoghan Finn

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Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I want to help. I want to reclaim the Student’s Union for students essentially; I think it’s gotten distracted from its purpose over the past few years. That’s not a reflection on the people in it, they’re doing a great […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Diarmuid Ó Curraoin

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Interviewed by Sorcha O’Connor Why are you running for election? I’m running for election because I would like to make a positive contribution to the student body and indeed the university. I’ve been an executive officer for the past year, I’ve been the convenor for business, law and public policy and in my time there […]

Students’ Union Presidential Candidate: Catherine Ryan

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Interviewed by Heather Robinson Why are you running for election? There is probably a lot I could definitely say here but I honestly do feel like I’m the best and most experienced person for the job. I suppose running for Student Union President is not something you do consider lightly and although I did only […]

What does a Trump Presidency mean for climate change?

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Somehow it’s happened – Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States and the world has been left reeling from the news this morning. There is of course the very human and very local impact of this result for America. Not only has the country emerged deeply divided this morning, […]

Eoin Drones: a note on a year of political tumult

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I have said it before and I will say it again: Bernie was our last hope as a species. As Roosevelt famously said: ‘the seeds of fascism are sown in misery and want’. America has been on a downward trajectory since Bush usurped Al Gore in 2000, so it stands to reason that a protest […]